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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Cheney, Christie are bad company

‘‘You know them by the company they keep.” This is often an unfortunate truth. Unfortunately, our governor keeps very bad company, in the persons of Dick Cheney and Chris Christie, who will attend her fundraiser in New Mexico as political “stars” (“Christie, Cheney stump for gov.,” May 16).

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16 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:32 am on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    None of the following quotes change the fact that in a sexual harassment trial against him, Bill Clinton committed perjury to cover up his pattern of workplace dalliances:


    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

    "It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

    "So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:19 am on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    Ah, so Bush's false WMD claims justify Clinton's sexual harassment and subsequent perjury? Is one obligated to choose between trusting Clinton or trusting Bush?

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 9:38 am on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Bill: "I did not have sex with that woman." How many people died?
    Shrub: "Saddam's got weapons of mass destruction." How many people died?

    Jenn: Which type of LIAR would we trust?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:10 am on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    "There was a time in the not too distant past when the media left presidents' personal 'affairs' private..."

    I suspect the media would have given Bill Clinton the same pass had his workplace dalliances not become relevant to a sexual harassment trial, and had he not committed perjury to cover up his behavior. There was a time in the not too distant past when a powerful and popular man could sexually harass his female employees with impunity, but those days are over, and I don't think we want to bring them back.

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 4:21 pm on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Somehow, a man--any many, but especially a world leader--who lies about an extramarital affair with a "starry-eyed" bimbo doesn't seem so out of the ordinary. A liar, yes. Embarassed? He should be, if for no other reason than for getting caught. Stupid? Of course!

    There was a time in the not too distant past when the media left presidents' personal "affairs" private because, to steal a line from Hyman Roth in Godfather II, "It had nothing to do with business." In addition, most countries do not even bother to acknowledge a leader's picaddilloes and are amazed by American naivete.

    Bill: "I did not have sex with that woman." How many people died?
    Shrub: "Saddam's got weapons of mass destruction." How many people died?

    Now, "weapons of mass destruction?" That is an entirely different type of lie. That is a BIG one. That's all about business.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 5:34 pm on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    President Obama has also killed more innocent civilians in unmanned drone attacks than all other Nobel Peace Prize winners combined.

    [wink]

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 4:57 pm on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Mr. Knolls,

    How many other presidents had drones?

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 10:43 am on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Iraq.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:59 am on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    I just think it's interesting how much the Democrats have embraced an outed CIA agent, considering how the CIA is traditionally perceived by the anti-establishment left. An outed member of a secret organization that's supposedly responsible for political assignations, alleged torture, and secret prisons is embraced by the left as a paragon of virtue, but poor starry-eyed Monica is lambasted as a tramp and a twerp for naively falling for the most powerful man in the world.

    Regardless of Valerie Plame's shadowy actions while an agent in the secretive CIA, President Obama is still responsible for the deaths of more innocent civilians by unmanned drone than all previous presidents combined.

    [wink]

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 9:26 am on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 568

    I'm all for whatever-it-takes to keep Israel's puppet and general warpig Shillary Clinton from re-inhabiting the White House. That aside, it's quite a roundabout course you take there to smear Valerie Wilson for complicity in government actions she had no involvement in. I also hear that "CIA agents just like Joe Wilson's wife" have been involved in destabilizing Ukraine since the nineties. Is that her personal responsibility also?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:16 am on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    I love how supporters of the Clintons pretend like their motives aren't obviously self-serving when they ask us to pay no attention to Monica Lewinsky. They thought they'd destroyed her thoroughly enough that she's never come back out of hiding to remind the world of Bill's perjury, but they were wrong. So it's time for the various liberal darlings to come out and direct us to look away, there's nothing to see here.

    Let us remember that Obama has killed more innocent civilians with drones than all previous presidents combined, and it's CIA agents just like Joe Wilson's wife who direct those drones and casually select which innocents aren't important enough to save from becoming collateral damage.

     
  • JC Corcoran posted at 10:09 am on Mon, May 26, 2014.

    Vegaia Posts: 11

    Nice letter Seth!

    "A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy." ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

    "As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?"

    “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

    "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." ~ Albert Einstein

    tryveg.com

     
  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 6:49 pm on Sun, May 25, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 427

    Umm, Mr. Rosenthal, the very keyboard you typed your words of wisdom on can very well have E-Coli on it. I'm pretty sure your veggie soy burger dogs are susceptible also.

    Bring out the Brats and fire up the grill!!!

     
  • Mel Hayes posted at 2:09 pm on Sun, May 25, 2014.

    Hobson Posts: 117

    Some people don't get it until they get smacked in the face, wake up because Susana just smacked all New Mexicans in the face with Cheney and Christy!

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 11:05 am on Sun, May 25, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 872

    The soy fields aren't sprayed with pesticides?

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 8:16 am on Sun, May 25, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Ambassador Wilson:
    First of all, thank you for your service to our country and for the personal sacrifices you and your family have made.

    I agree that the recent plethora of articles regarding President Clinton are best left to writers of history rather than current news reporters lest the scintillating tidbits of the details -- real and imagined-- distract the public from the issues at hand in the 21st century.

    Mr. von Briesen:
    "One wonders if these would be characteristic of our governor during a second term." Why not? These were characteristics of hers from day one; she has simply been honing her skills under the tutelage of the thugs you mentioned.

    I am amused by the toadies by whom she has surrounded herself and wonder when she will learn to start tossing them to the curb as easily as Cheney and Christy can. She will probably start with Chuck.

     

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